Starting with pretty patterned paper is the quickest way to make a card and there’s nothing I like better than cutting a 6×6 piece into four 3×3 pieces to make 4 cards.

It’s so quick & easy!!

You can make 4 of the same card with those pieces to save time or 4 unique cards, whichever you prefer.

Butterfly paper: 3″x3″
So Saffron: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
Mint Macaron: 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed with Brick & Mortar embossing folder
White card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″

 

This butterfly card is a new twist on an old favorite.

I often cut a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ card stock mat to layer behind my 3×3 patterned paper square like on these birthday cards. In fact, that’s the card layout that I most often use with these pieces.

However, this time I had a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of card stock leftover from these Quick Cards and I decided it would work perfectly with my butterfly paper.

This size mat leaves just enough room to stamp a greeting underneath your patterned paper. 

 

Tip: Wait to tape your pretty paper onto the mat until you’re sure you’ve stamped a good greeting image! If you smudge it, you can always flip your card stock around and try again.

Embossing the background with an embossing folder is a quick way to add texture, but it’s not necessary.

Then tie a piece of coordinating ribbon around the bottom of your patterned paper before you tape it to your card front and you’ve got a pretty card in no time.

 

Go ahead, grab a piece of pretty paper and give this card layout a try!

You can make 4 cards from a 6×6 piece of patterned paper OR 16 cards from a 12×12 piece!! Now that’s getting a lot of bang for your buck.

Happy Stamping!

Jessica

Want more ideas for using your pretty patterned papers?

Join the One Sheet Wonder Club!

Supplies Used:

Get more card making tips & tricks!

Subscribe to get more card making ideas from Jessica by email.

Powered by ConvertKit